11 Mar Keep Our Desert Clean
Dylan Miller is an Arizona native, wildlife enthusiast, and off-road adventurer. Dylan began hosting quarterly clean up events under the name Keep Our Desert Clean (KODC) back in April, 2019. What started as a small gathering of volunteers has now grown to over 160 people in attendance, and they’re just getting started. Volunteers show up to enjoy the day off-roading and cleaning up trash alongside their friends and community. So far, these awesome folks have removed over 12 tons of garbage from the desert!
We recently sponsored one of their events because we greatly appreciate what they are doing. While helping out mother nature is the biggest reward, KODC sets up base camps, music, drink/food stations, and a raffle to make the cleaning process more fun and entertaining! Almost everything is provided and taken care of by KODC including gloves, bags, buckets, grabbers, magnets, rakes, shovels, safety vests, first aid, sunblock and water. They even haul away the trash when the day is done. There really is no better way to get your hands dirty while making our deserts a better place than with Dylan and his team.
Keep Our Desert Clean is hosting their next event on May 2, 2020, and they have quite a few others scheduled for the future. Click here for the whole schedule. They welcome and appreciate all the helping hands they can get!
If you are unable to attend these events, there are other things that you can do to help too. KODC will now offer merchandise to support the cause which will be available through their website by the end of this month. Additionally, Dylan is working on designing new products that will help keep nature as beautiful as it was meant to be. We can’t wait to learn more!
Overall, Dylan’s primary goal is to keep the entire planet clean, so on your next adventure, think about KODC’s mission and consider taking a little extra time out of your day to pick up garbage from the street and especially, out on the trail!